"I love how the animated video channels the science-fiction vibes of the music into a psychedelic retelling of The Best Dog’s story and how it’s willing to go far and wide with its vision." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy​​​​​​​
I was reached out to by the math rock band Last Hyena in late 2020 to create a music video that puts a spin on the tragic story of Laika, the Russian who was sent into space in 1957.

The history behind this is that once Laika got into orbit, she sadly died in space. In this music video we wanted tell the myth that once Laika got into orbit, Sputnik 2 shot further into space and landed on a utopian planet where dogs roamed and lived in peace.

Laika, a stray dog stolen from the streets of Moscow, is tested on and put in cages to prepare her for being sent into space in Sputnik 2.

I wanted the story to start in sepia to set the tone of it being set in the past and to make everything look slightly bleak to match the truama that Laika goes through.

As Sputnik 2 reaches space, I wanted to then introduce vibrant colours to portray that she is on a journey to a better place.

You can watch the full music video below:

Music by Last Hyena
Design and Animation by Jared Tomkins